Interbike 2016: Show Favorites

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The Gearographer team spent the past week in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada for Interbike 2016. We met some awesome people in the bike world and got to see some really sick bikes. From running around Mandalay Bay in a Pinhead costume, to forgetting our laptop charger and getting recruited to pass out fake Lyft coupons, our trip wasn’t without its adventures!

But that not the point! The point is we got to check out some sick gear for you guys. Check out some of our show favorites below…

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Klymit Hammock V Pad   |   MSRP: $139.95

What is it: An inflatable pad that is placed with non-slip zones inside of a hammock.

Why it matters: Tired of freezing while sleeping in your hammock? The Hammock V Pad is a form-fitting design that wraps around the body to create a barrier that prevents the cold from creeping in from the bottom or sides of the hammock. The pad also allows you to swing freely without sliding out of the hammock.

Tech Specs: The Hammock V quickly inflates in just 15-20 breaths, packs up small, and weighs only 27 ounces. 

 

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Bell Super 3 MIPS-Equipped Helmet   |   MSRP: $155.00

What is it: Newest ‘Super’ helmet from Bell Helmets with a revised shape inside and out, making the fit and feel even better than previous versions.

Why it matters: This helmet is comfortable, stylish, and, most importantly, safe. It includes MIPS rotational impact protection along with a new off-road Float Fit system that’s lighter and more comfortable featuring a rubber over molded dial. It also has a removable chin bar that is really easy to take on and off for added protection in aggressive terrain. Overbrow Ventilation keeps you cool on hot climbs, and there’s even a breakaway camera mount.

Tech Specs: This helmet boasts many impressive features: Breakaway Screws, Float Fit™, Fusion In-Mold Polycarbonate Shell, Goggleguide™ Adjustable Visor System, Integrated Breakaway Camera Mount, MIPS-Equipped, Overbrow Ventilation™, X-Static® Padding. Definitely worth checking out if you a serious mountain biker or you just want a super rad helmet!

 

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Pinhead Component Locks   |   MSRP: varies

What is it: Pinhead Locks offers a variety of locks to secure your bike to offer safety and peace of mind to the user.

Why it matters: Ever had any of your bike components stolen? One time in college someone stole all the bike seats around campus and put them in a fountain. As you can imagine, they were all ruined, and seats are a stressful thing to replace. Pinhead’s quick release wheel, seatpost, and headset locks protect the front wheel, rear wheel, seatpost, and headset. So next time the thieves won’t be as lucky!

Tech Specs: Their site boasts, “Pinhead locks cannot be removed with tools such as hammers, pliers, picks, universal socket tools, grinders or bolt cutters.” They also have specially coded keys, corrosion resistant CrMo steel and aircraft alloys that come with a lifetime warranty. So you never have to worry about your bike parts getting stolen ever again!

 

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GoPro Karma  |   MSRP: $799.99

What is it: GoPro’s newest ultra compact drone.

Why it matters: Karma provides the high quality video recording expected from GoPro attached to a drone.

Tech Specs: Ultra compact design, easy to fly and captures smooth video. It also has a GoPro warranty and a place to order replacement parts for those times when your flying skills are a little off.

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Yoon Kim

Yoon is a freelance journalist who writes for SNEWS, The Outdoor Retailer Daily, Retailing Today, Gear Junkie, and many more. He writes mostly on outdoor topics including business, gear, event coverage and interviews with outdoor athletes. Yoon is an Insanely Big Mountain.

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